Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Midnight Snowflakes

Welcome back to another Merry Monday card.  This week the challenge has a traditional Christmas feel:



Snowflakes and the colors blue, gray/silver and white on your card.  For my card, I decided to create a masked and sponged frame using Island Indigo and Midnight Muse inks.



I concentrated the Midnight Muse in the upper left corner to give more of an ombre look.  Before I removed the masks, I spritzed some water onto my fingers and flicked it onto the card to create the look of falling snow.  Bear in mind, I come from a country that has snow about once a year and then it's only about an inch thick, so this is not based on personal knowledge :)

Once I removed the masks and made sure the sponging and water were dry, I silver-embossed snowflakes from Snowflake Soiree onto my card.  That layer was adhered to some Silver Glimmer Paper and onto the dry-embossed card base.  

The greeting is from the hostess set in the current mini and a mini library clip finishes off the silver theme.

Thanks for looking.  Check out the rest of the design team's cards over at Always Playing with Paper.

Products used:

Stamps:  Snowflake Soiree; Warmth and Wonder
Cardstock:  Midnight Muse; Whisper White; Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Midnight Muse; Island Indigo; Versamark
Accessories:  Northern Flurry EF; Mini Library Clip; Silver EP; sponge; masking paper

Cheers
Karren

15 comments:

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Karren!! Love the umbre look of your background and your gorgeous silver embossed snowflakes! So pretty! :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karren. The sponged background is so beautiful and a perfect backdrop for those gorgeous silver embossed snowflakes. Loll xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful job of masking and flicking and embossing! The colors in the sponging, the narrow mat of glimmer against the dark blue is stunning!

Lesley said...

Love that you layered the panel of snowflakes with glimmer paper. SO pretty, Karren!

Karen D said...

The background you created is so perfect for your embossed snowflakes Karren. I love the colours you have used especially the navy. A gorgeous card.

Scrappy Géri said...

Hi Karren! Your card is stunning :) I love thé snowflakes :)

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful...I love the ombre effect and that little library clip is the perfect touch of whimsy!

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Karren, love how you blended the colours, looks like a night sky. The Silver snowflakes are super cool, very pretty card.

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Karren, I love the pretty blues you used and silver snowflakes are so pretty.

stampwithsandy said...

Just lovely, Karren! Your masked background is so pretty, and looks great with the embossed snowflakes going over the edge.

Vicky Hayes said...

Stunning Karren! Loving the ombre sponging and the flicked snow. Don't you mean you come from a country that USED to only have snow once a year?! Vicky x

Sylvia said...

Karren, this is a gorgeous snowflake card! Love the colors you used! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Glad you did because I certainly enjoyed seeing this card. Have a fabulous weekend!

Joanne said...

This card is beautiful Karen- the dark blue ombré combined with the silver embossed snowflakes is a great combination.

Cornelia W said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - made me come over and visit yours - so glad I did - wow, that card is a stunner!

Mikki said...

Wonderful job at masking and sponging plus love the embossing..it's looks so elegant!!